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interference even as the united states reportedly is more deeply involved than ever in secret military missions there. >>> united states and russia move closer to a new deal to reduce nuclear arm. has president obama succeeded in the resetting relations with moscow? >>> on the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the auschwitz nazi death camp, we will show you how survivors are coping all these years later. >>> and the smash hit "avatar" makes its way to china. it's that or a new film about the life of confucius. >>> from the different perspectives of reporters and analysts from around the globe, this is "worldfocus." major support has been provided by rosalind p. walter and the peter g. peterson foundation, dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> good evening. i'm daljit dhaliwal in new york. we begin tonight with the issue of terrorism and the escalating battle against it in yemen. shortly after the attempted bombing of the u.s. jetliner on christmas day,
in iraq, and gerning inertain parts of the anbar province. they came to the united states and theunited states reonded help them. in afghanistan, it's not so clear that the initiative is coming from th local counities. it ems much more iven by the ternational community to address e security situation, and that mns that the dynamics are gog to be very different than what they were iniraq. >> in term of the obstaes to the approach afghanistan, whatould you sayhe main ones are, tt did not exist in iraq? >> the ma one is that in afghanistan,he talib is integrated into ny communities. the reason why can be difficult to tl taliban mbers from nontaliban members, they're integrat into the commity and theirisputes are localized there. in iraq, they were ousiders that camin, and itas ea to tell who they were. the great diffilty in afghanistan is thathey're integrated into th community and that makes it very diffict to come up wit permanent solutions to t kind of nflicts that are goingon. yalties can shift very quickly in ahanistan to favor whichever si is wing. >> okay. thank you very mucfor jo
at the regular time. good night. . >>> we're only a few moems away from the president of the united states getting ready to deliver this historic state of the union address. it's the first state of the union address for the president of the united states. there you see the white house chief of staff rahm emanuel. the chief of staff is a member of the cabinet as well, having just been introduced with other noefbs cabinet. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. campbell brown is here. together with the best political team on television. we have extensive coverage through outthis night of this event. janet napolitano. she certainly has her hands full, as most of these members of the cabinet do. the first lady's already up in the gallery with her invited guests including some that the president will single out in his remarks tonight. as we told our viewers, this speech will not be short. some suggesting it could go as long, perhaps, as 70 minutes. it will be followed by the republican response, the newly elected governor of virginia, robert
of those who have been arrested, engaged in or having committed terrorist acts in the united states in the last month were in communication with persons on the internet. they never met the necessarily in person but they were highly influenced by their messaging. i gave a speech about a week ago really defending strongly internet freedom but i also pointed out that the internet is a neutral tool, and increasingly we are having to face, whether it is the u.s., u.k. or yemen, the threats coming from beyond our borders that cannot be, as david said come up ginned on any event in a particular place. it is an accumulation of influences, and i think we have to look more thoughtfully at this and i think there is a role for the free media to play because we need a countermessage to young people, who for whatever reason, seek out these voices of the extremism, and i think that is something that governments need help in doing on both a technological basis and in terms of the media's narrative. >> we will definitely take another question but thank you very much indeed. [laughter] >> on tomorrow
sense of energy that you always have at this time, just before the president of the united states comes in and speaks before the entire u.s. congress. the difference now is that that electricity has a sense of uncertainty in it, a big sense of uncertainty, and anxiety among democrats who didn't think that they would have this much anxiety this early in an election year but i got to tell you, still the overwhelming sense, even more than a week after the election in massachusetts is a sense of shock among democrats, and that is the kind of audience predominantly that the president is going to be facing here. ed was talking about health care. we know that that is in dire straights. all day long democratic leaders trying to figure out how to salvage that and jobs, what everybody wants to hear the president talk about. when it comes to the senate because they don't have that 60-vote majority anymore, we're already hearing that they're trying to scale back that, and maybe from their perspective, call the republicans' bluff a little bit and try to put forward some of the issues that they think
forward, the united states and the international community must assure that investments made in rebuilding haiti are actually carried out through community based organization, faith-based entities, nongovernmental entities and nonprofit organizations. my personal hope is that a new generation of leaders will selflessly lead haiti onto a new path of prosperity, through integrity, hard work, transparency, perseverance and true democracy. thank you. >> thank you, very much, dr. francois. thank you, all of you, for helping lay out the magnitude of the challenge here and put a lot of ideas on the table about things we need to think about. we in the time frame that we have i think if we do seven-minute rounds, then every senator ought to have an opportunity to be able to ask questions. and if we could ask you to sort of keep the answers tight. obviously encompass everything that you want to but we want to here, if we can. on a personal note, let me just say, dr. farmer, speaking as a dad, i want to thank you for the example and the opportunity that you have shown my daughter who i know just valu
for the american people working in partnership with the president of the united states. >> congresswoman sheila jackson lee. democrat of texas and coming up next is a democrat of california also who dressed in red i that a member of the foreign affairs committee. and congresswoman, if you could stand on the x we would appreciate it. thank you very much. i appreciate that. what is one thing the president said tonight and you disagree with? >> i don't think there was much there that i disagreed with, and you could tell by the way i stood up and cheered. i think it was brilliant because he hit every single issue that concerns all of us across the board. he talked about freezing discretionary funds in 2013. >> and you agree with that? >> and i agreed with that. but he said there are programs we have to continue to see that they are funded. medicare, medicaid, social security. these programs that are the safety net for our country. he talked about the capping student loan fees for payback. he talked about our children being able to go into the community colleges that everyone has a right to good edu
speaker -- >> the president of the united states. >> president entering the room. and as you said, a number of these congressmen and women get there very early, in fact, we were told the earliest got there at 8:00 a.m. to be on that aisle to shake hands with the president. >> and the president flanked by members of the democratic leadership, behind him, the democratic leader of the senate, harry reid, majority leader in the house, steny hoyer. >> we are expecting the president to speak perhaps more than an hour tonight. a little longer than the average length of the state of the union speech. >> he's got a lot of work to do, and i want to bring jake tapper in again. jake, lay out what you believe the white house goals are tonight coming into this speech. >> well, he has a few. first of all, with most of the country thinking that we are now on the wrong track, he has to say the state of our union is strong, but he has to convince the american people that that's true, when most of them right now are worried about the direction of the country. you alluded to reaching out to the cente
at arms to immediately follow it up with the famous call, the president of the united states, those gentleman come, and i think i know the gentleman in the red tie behind them. let's listen. >> madam speaker. >> madam speaker! >> the president of the united states! [ applause ] >> after a slight false start, the president makes his way down. you can see on your right, majority leader reid of the senate, steny hoyer, majority leader of the house, the handshakes in progress, the tradition as old as not the presidency itself, but the modern presidency, certainly. this speech used to be delivered, essentially, left on the house's doorstep. sometimes i wonder, chris, if that wasn't a better way of doing this. it's such theater. what is it, as we see -- every time we've talked about this, does it have meaning? does it have ceremonial meeting? is this the sliver of monarchy that we like to have in this country? >> well, i think it gets a huge audience on television, keith. and people do want to hear. i remember when president clinton was in office and the pundits would say too much detail.
the president of the united states! [ cheering and applause ] >> bret: this is technically his first state of the union address. and though he did address joint sessions of congress one of years ago. he talked about health care reform legislation as well. you see the leaders behind him any hoyer the house majority leader and senator harry reid who has had his own troubles in his upcoming election race in nevada. obviously had troubles pushing health care reform legislation across the finish line in the senate and insu2e congress overall. let's listen in. sometimes we can hear some of the conversations. [ applause ] >> bret: part of the speech is to reassure democrats he's got their back even though he may be wounded politically especially after the changing tide in massachusetts. joining me from wasilla, alaska, former republican governor and vice presidential candidate sarah palin. governor, thanks for being here. >> thank you brett. brett wret what do you expect to hear tonight? >> i think tonight bret you are going to hear the president's attempt to rationalize what is perceived as a mo
for president and people here in florida and for people all across the united states of america. [cheers and applause] >> i seem to remember coming to tampa two weeks before the election. and you know what i said, this is a quote. people can check. i'm sure it was reported in the newspapers. i said change never comes without a fight. that was true then. it's true now. change never comes without a fight, florida. so i won't stop fighting. i know you won't either. we aren't going to stop fighting to give our kids a world class education, to make college more affordable to make sure that by 2020 we have the highest rate of college attendance than any country in the world. [cheers and applause] >> so we propose that graduates should only pay 10% of their income to pay back their student loans. [cheers and applause] >> and what i have said is we'll forgive student loan after 20 years. but after 10, if you choose a career in public service and if you decide you want to be a teacher, if you decide you want to be a cop, if you're not making huge amounts of money, we don't want to discourage you
spending freeze. >> the president of the united states came to the well of congress and after apparently offering a nod to focusing on jobs, he renewed his embrace of the failed economic policies of this congress and h this administration to date, calling for one more so-called stimulus bill built on the same failed policies of the last stimulus bill. >> warner: for her part, house speaker nancy pelosi focused today on health care reform, something the president moved down his priority list in last night's address. >> we must pass this legislation , and we must take whatever time it takes to do it. some things we can do on the side which may not fit into a bigger plan. that doesn't mean that's a subs tuesday for doing comprehensive. it means we will move on many fronts. >> reporter: the president also drew attention today for his criticism last night of the supreme court's decision on campaign finance. with all nine justices looking on, he charged that the ruling would open the floodgates for special interests, including foreign corporations. associate justice samuel alito shook his head
>>> madame speaker, the president of the united states. >> job one. president obama says he gets the message. tackling the economy and unemployment must take center stage. >> jobs must be our number one focus in 2010. >>> more trouble for toyota. the world's largest automaker expands its recall in the united states and in europe. >>> and super controversy. a super bowl ad starring university of florida quarterback tim tebow tackles the abortion issue. is this the "cbs morning news" for thursday, january 28th, is this the "cbs morning news" for thursday, january 28th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. glad you're with us. i'm michelle gielan. this morning president obama heads to florida to announce a grant for a high speed rail system. it's an enterprise to create jobs and job creation was the central theme of last night's state of the union address. the president acknowledged mistakes, chastised republicans and promised to move forward. tara mermgner is in washington with details. >> reporter: well, the president had a lot riding politically on that speech. last n
way. >> to have the president of the united states once again affirming the importance of community college is very energizing and exciting. >> president obama says he wants to get a break to college graduates who take as student loans. they will be required to pay only 10% of their income on student loans. and they will be forgiven after 10 years if they choose a career in public service. >> the president's stop in baltimore tomorrow will start earlier than expected. at noon, he is expected at the renaissance hotel at the house gop retreat. it is said to be another attempt at bipartisanship. but before that, he will tour the machine co., a small business in highlandtown. that is where he is expected to detail his job creation proposal. he began unveiling it today in florida. >> will be building a high-speed rail lines right here in tampa, putting people to work. >> included in the present $8 billion national rail project is a system that would connect baltimore to b.w.i. marshall airport. members of the baltimore city council want to reduce the power given to the mayor and to the c
of that bipartisanship was actually the president of the united states saying picking out easy to identify enemies, say, big banks and say we are going to go and -- go and punish the big banks because nobody likes the big banks and everybody hated the bailouts and even though we had a part in both of those things coming past, we all hate them now and i dare the republicans not to follow me. that kind of bipartisanship in here as well? >> i'm all for that. and i think that the president was also very effective in sort of using railying around the flag-type receiptic to essentially force republicans to plod along saying do we want to be second in the world in energy independence and alternate fuels. do we want to be second in china and europe? of course. nobody wants to be second. especially in this country. i thought that was very effective and i would like to see more of in a and more of the populist talks. bank bashing. that will be gold in 2010. we need to see more of that. >> clearly that's it. takeaway from last week in massachusetts is not they elected a republican, ted kennedy's seat was lost. th
of the president entering the room. >> madam speaker, the president of the united states. [cheers and applause] >> the people standing along in many cases have been there a long time to get them and we'll hear the banter for the president and see them interacting and so while we can we'll listen. [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] >> chris, i have heard his demeanor characterized in a number of ways. that is conjectory thing. as we sat down at the table with the president in the white house, he seemed relaxed and took his coat off and invited everybody else to do that. i realize we have had hard times. we hope they might have gone in recent months. to say he was anything less than deflated over the idea of a health care reform loss which clearly he h. the person he gave a warm welcome is tim geithner, the treasury secretary. that interesting, geithner was on capitol hill getting a roasting not only from the republicans in congress but also from the democrats . so he was running the new york fed of the aig, got roasted and some people suggested that he should step down. i don't think i
, is eric holder the attorney general of the united states. several cabinet members. ken salazar, secretary of the interior, former senator from colorado on the right in glasses. there's susan rice, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations behind her, jim jones . form i commandant of the marine corps , some folks-- answer-- what are you looking for tonight? what do you hope for or expect? >> how the president comes out. i mean, obviously, he's got to be optimistic but he's got to be realistic about the struggles that people in the country are going through. does he acknowledge mistakes just in communication? "i was too busy to tell you?" or does he acknowledge misnakes policy? and i think health care is the 800-pound gorilla in the room that they have to address because it is inconceivable the democrats go into 2010 election, trying to walk away from health care. it would be such a negative and-- not only for the country but for them politically. >> lehrer: you think, david, the president will take on the polarization in the congress, all democrats feel one way on everything , all republic
'll be left behind. this problem is going to get solved, and it should be solved here in the united states. >> joe, realistic assessment. do you believe a cap and trade even after massachusetts and the climate we're in, focus on jobs, can actually pass and get to the president's desk this year? >> you know, listen, i think we sat and are surprised by a lot of things. i think we're going to be working on jobs, but i absolutely believe that it's incredibly important that they deal with this. i think if you come at it in a different way, the way the president did tonight, they'll have a lot more success. >> joe lockhart, tony fratto, rob nichols, anita dunn, thank you. >>> we'll see how the market votes tomorrow, john, but short of any big surprises in your view, that cuts a night for us. >> i think so. i think the markets are likely to see this as a continuation. thanks for joining us. see you tomorrow morning. >>> i'm jim cramer, and welcome to my world. >> you need to get in the game! >> firming are going out of business and they're nuts, nuts, know nothing. >> i like to see there's a bull
. here is a look at the satellite- radar for the eastern united states or for the mid-atlantic. can you see, as we were saying yesterday, awe lot of that precipitation that you see as far as the snow goes, you see how it hits the mountains and doesn't make it over the mountains. that will be more of the same. we do see off the north and east some development of some light precipitation. right now, 36-degree in the nation's capital. relative humidity, 67%. your forecast for today, partly to mostly sunny. we'll see more clouds this morning than we will it the latter part of the day. the winds will pick up 15, 20 miles per hour gusting up to 30, 35 miles per hour but our temperatures quite nice. we are being look for a high of 50 degrees in the district. >> may as well enjoy it today i guess. >> yes, it will get colder. >> we'll enjoy today then. let's check in with julie wright and get an early look at traffic. >> so far, so good. no incidents to report. traffic volume still flowing at speed at the wilson bridge. all lane are open traveling southbound on 95 and 295 out of laurel head down
place for the united states of america. >> i will point out the president and vice president will be in florida today as part of the announcement of $8 billion in recovery act money to go toward developing high speed rail. the president vowing not to abandon his health care overhaul despite the loss in massachusetts last week. a lot of people were sleeping in davos when the president was speaking, but i'm sure feedback is starting to trickle in. maria and ross have all the details from davos. >> hey, brian, good to see you. maria is joining us for the next couple of days. and it was 3:00 in the morning, that state of the union speech. but i know you were up watching it. >> i actually did watch it a little bit. i know you did. >> actually, then they repeated it. the president heard the american people's claims and the issue of putting jobs first. a number of people here are talking about that as well as talking about the possibility of future risks. one thing that keeps coming up is the risk of sovereign debt crises around the world. getting into that more to talk about the u.
the president of the united states. in my 18-year-old twin boys added pressure to me tonight by giving me exactly ten minutes to finish before they leave to go watch "sportscenter." i'm joined by fellow virginians to share a republican perspective on how to best address the challenges facing our nation today. we were encouraged to hear president obama's speak this evening about the need to create jobs. all americans should have the opportunity to find and keep meaningful work and dignity that comes with it. many of us here tonight and many of you watching have family or friends that lost their jobs and, in fact, one in ten americans is unemployed. that is unacceptable. here in virginia, we face our highest unemployment rate in more than 25 years. bringing new jobs and more opportunities to our citizens is the top priority of my administration. good government policies should spur economic growth and strengthen the private sector's ability to create new jobs. we must enact policies that entrepreneur and innovation so america can better compete with the world. what government should not do
and controlled by the united states of america. so it's not that they happened to go into the office and trespass, but the actual act of picking up the phones, going into the phone closet, that was part of the trespass according to prosecutors. >> what happens next in this case? >> next is that there's going to be a hearing february 12, sort of a pretrial hearing. but there's going to be a lot happening behind the scenes. prosecutors are going to talk to each of these men individually and figure out if their stories match up. they're going to try to determine if there was any financial incentive that james o'keefe had, who he may have within in contact with and if they provided a financial incentive. >> david shuster, week dais, 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. eastern is in louisiana covering the story for us now. thank you for doing this story for us tonight. we'll return to tonight's big story out of washington, d.c. that is a ton of pepperoni. ( cracking, crash ) that was delivered fast! it's not delivery and we'd like it back. new digiorno ultimate toppings pepperoni, with 50% more pepperoni. taste.
to take this trial somewhere else. and there are other places to try it in the united states, which are more remote, which are much less a target and would be much less, i think, squatting ground for very unfortunate propaganda all over the world. >> in fact, let me follow up on that. you know, as someone who follows intelligence more closely than anyone in congress, you know that new york is the number one symbolic target of value, long-range value for decades now for al qaeda, at least since the 1993 attack, first attack on the world trade center. >> yes. >> let's just stipulate that new york is always, whether or not there are immediate threats, always has a lot of background noise. where else in the united states could this trial be held or should they revert to military commissions and not hold a civilian trial? >> i'm not going to go into it at this point. i think the dynamic has changed now, and i think that the administration ought to listen to the mayor, listen to the mayor's concern and candidly make a change. there is nothing wrong with making a change. the administration
of the president himself. >> madam speaker, the president of the united states! [ applause ] >> at this point, the so-called escort committee, john, as you well know,ing will lead the president into the chamber. he'll shake hands with members, who as john pointed out not long ago, are very aware of where the cameras are placed. work his way to the center aisle. the president, of course, will begin his speech after being introduced formally. >> hey, joe, since we interrupted you before, let me ask you, were you ever in that scrum around the president? what's it like in that crush of people? >> i was in the ceremonial room, but once he got to the floor, that was too rough for me. i went back to the president himself. that sort of attention getting and affection i don't -- it was a little too dangerous. >> but joe and i were talking a bit about times we've been in the chamber for presidents. i actually have only been in the chamber for president clinton's state of the union address, not any of president bush's. but i think what's clear is it is a special moment when the president does come into
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the sergeant at arms: madam speaker, the president of the united states. the president: thank you, thank you, thank you. the speaker: members of congress, i have the high privilege and distinct honor of presenting to you the president of the united states. the president: thank you, thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. please. madam speaker, vice president biden, memberses of -- members of congress, distinguished guests and fellow americans, our constitution declares that from time to time the president shall give to congress information about the state of our union. for 220 years our leaders have fulfilled this duty. they've done so during periods of prosperity and trank quilt and they've done so in the midst of war and depression, in moments of great strife and great struggle. it's it's tempting to look back on these moments and assume that our progress was inevitable, that america was always destined to succeed. but when the union was turned back
the united states and russia are completing negotiations on the farthest reachings arms control treaty in nearly two decades. in april's nuclear security summit we will bring 44 nations together here in washington, d.c., behind a clear goal. securing all vulnerable nuclear materials around the world in four years. so they never fall into the hands of terrorists. that's double play ldiplomatic efforts strengthened our hands against those that insist on violating pursuit of nuclear weapons. that's why north korea faces increased isolation and stronger sanctions. sanctions vigorously enforced. that's why the international community is more united and the islamic republic of iran is more isolated. as iran's leaders continue to ignore their obligations, there should be no doubt that they, too, will face growing consequences. that's a promise. that's the leadership we are providing. and engagement that advances the common security and prosperity of all people. we are working through the g-20 to sustain a lasting global recovery. wear working with muslim communities around the world to promot
. pretty desolate here and wind-swept. this is the northernmost shore of the united states. the north pole is just 1,300 miles behind me. this is point barrow, named after john barrow, the royal navy official of the 19th century who sent countless expeditions into the arctic to try to find the fabled northwest passage. well, he wouldn't believe how the arctic is changing right now. normally in the summer, the ice retreats to within about 50 miles of this coast. well, right now the ice is 300 miles away. satellite pictures reveal what's happening. the ice cap shrinks every summer but now far beyond the average. most of it is floating. a massive ice that's now retreating and getting thinner so it's disintegrating more easily. this matters because white ice reflects sunlight but the darker ocean absorbs it, so the warming accelerates. >> this is a catastrophic retreat, far faster and quicker and more extensive than what the models predicted. 2007 and 2008 are the two lowest years of summer retreat of ice ever, two greatest retreats of ice, and i think we've got a trend here that's very, very
. bob mcdonnell. the sergeant at arms: madam speaker, the president of the united states. the president: thank you, thank you, thank you. the speaker: members of congress i have the high privilege and distinct honor of presenting to you the president of the united states. the president: thank you, thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. please. madam speaker, vice president biden, memberses of -- members of congress distinguished guests and fellow americans our constitution declares that from time to time the president shall give to congress information about the state of our union. for 220 years our leaders have fulfilled this duty. they've done so during periods of prosperity and trank quilt and they've done so in the midst of war and depression in moments of great strife and great struggle. it's it's tempting to look back on these moments and assume that our progress was inevitable that america was always destin
-- >> not true. is justice alet toe suggesting that the president of the united states is a liar? panel, reaction to this. karen? >> maybe he is just wrong, although, you know what, i agree, i don't think special interests like big labor unions should be able to take over control of campaigns either, because, look they are really going to come out ahead with this ruling, right? they are going to come out great. but this whole thing is so disingenuous. president obama took a lot of big dollar donations. democrats in congress get a lot of money from banks and insurance companies, just like republicans get from banks and insurance companies. >> you side with alito on this? you think justice alito was correct on this? obviously, he had the vote. >> i think that justice alito just couldn't hold back what he knew was just a factual inac ras i is. >> the whole spectacle here is just shameful. i mean, last week it was judicial activism. this week, it's sort of juvenile pranks and disrespectful behavior, frankly. i have to say, i sat there thinking of -- >> people disrespectful to george bush for eight ye
are you going to -- how are you going to be holding the office of president of the united states? >> caller: i can't see how eye can't see how that could be. >> yeah. >> caller: i could never vote for the man just because of it. >> yeah, exactly. okay,shawn thanks for the call. get one more in. grace is with us from virginia. grace, what are your thoughts here. >> caller: hello? >> grace, go ahead. >> caller: the person in this whole situation that's a winner is john edwards' wife. she is just a real lady and then that other woman, if you want to call her -- and that's not what i call her a lady. she should have known that mr. edwards was a married man and kept her distance. no excuse for him but absolutely none for her. >> yeah and in another detail coming from this book and again, andrew young, obviously you figure there's an ax to grind here against john edwards but the allegation is this is that john edwards kicks off campaign in new orleans and then rielle hunter is in bed with him that next morning and quote/unquote she feels like the first lady, while elizabeth edwards is
to investment banks. in my judgment the american people and the united states congress have a responsibility to know who got those loans, how much, and what were the terms. we have written to the chairman of the federal reserve board, myself, senator grassley, and eight others, to say, you now have a responsibility to tell us who got that money and what were the terms? his answer to us is i have no intention of telling you. that is not acceptable to me and should not be acceptable to the congressor the american people. and that's -- congress or the american people. that's another reason i will not advance this nomination madam president, i yield the floor and make a point of order that a quorum is not present. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: a senator: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from maryland. mr. cardin: i ask unanimous consent that the quorum call be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. cardin: madam president, i first take this time to talk about former senator charles mack na thrc --mack was a true e best
if they choose a career in public service. because in the united states of america, no one should go broke because they chose to go to college. and by the way it's time for colleges and universities to get serious about cutting their own costs. because they, too, have a responsibility to help solve this problem. now, the price of college to yousition just one of the burdens facing the middle class. that's why last year i asked vice president biden to chair a task force on middle class families. that's why we're nearly doubling the child care tax credit and making it it easier to save for retirement by giving access to every worker a retirement account and expanding the tax credit for those who start a nest egg. that's why we're working to lift the value of a family's single largest investment, their home. the steps we took last year to shore up the housing market have allowed millions of americans to take out new loans and save an average of $1,500 on mortgage payments. this year we will step up refinancing so that homeowners can move in a more -- into more affordable mortgages. and it is
of like everyone is talking about how the united states is slow. you made a very, very pointed comment in your conference call which just finished where you talked about that the u.s. is actually getting stronger. how can you explain the disconnect between what i heard last night in the president's state of the union about how things aren't so strong and all the doom and gloomsteres and your u.s. business is picking up here? >> jim, i think one thing is that technology is leading this recovery. and i don't think that's been true since the tech bubble burst back at the beginning of last decade. so i think there's pent-up demand for technology and we're seeing it. our i.t. business in america grew by double digits on a year on year basis. >> that's why i like tech and i'm going to keep pushing it. roy vallee, great to have you on here. you do have the pulse on this whole industry. thanks so much. those of you crying in your beer about qualcomm thinking it's all over, mr. vallee has a better handle on it than qualcomm who has no handle on it at all. i feel better. technology is leading us
, thank you for being here today. in your testimony you state that in your capacity as united states treasury secretary, you were not involved in any decisions with respect to payments to aig's counterparties. and that you were not involved in any of the decisions concerning aig's disclosure of those payments. i'd like to accept that at face value, mr. paulson, except the critical decisions concerning payments to counterparties were made after the passage of the emergency economic recovery act by congress at your request. and the emergency economic recovery act made the treasury secretary responsible for the use of funds authorized by congress. negotiations on the counterpart of payments by the federal reserve bank of new york, did not begin until november 6, 2008. the funding of the payment of the counter claims is backed by funds made available under the emergency economic recovery act. so, mr. paulson, doesn't it make it your responsibility to know how those funds were used? >> i think you'll find, congressman congressmen, and i think the secretary reported this, that t.a.r.p. inv
, because it offers the best path toward a world with the united states is not always operating as an anti-terrorist robocop." guest: to have allies around the world combating terrorism makes a good deal of sense. that does not mean we turn our backs on the mission in afghanistan or iraq. i do not think the president has suggested that we do that. this is not a world we are choosing, but a world wto which we have to respond to the alternative is to lose, and if we lose, that would encourage those who would attack as everywhere around the world to keep it up. i think it is a multi-front approach -- i think a multi- front approaches appropriate, and the idea that we would train other countries to meet this threat around world makes a great deal of sense. we need to uncover pots before they unfold, but we need to -- and cover plots before they unfold, but we need to take the war to the enemy in other parts of the world, so that they cannot choose the time and place of the encounter bridge we need to -- so that they cannot choose the time and place of the encounter. yes, it does make sense for
the united states is going to bear a continuing central role in rebuilding a desperately poor country. iran, if he let iran go by the boards for the entire year, they would be -- significantly closer to a nuclear capability, by the account of the international atomic energy agency. in the end, his presidentscy is going to be judged on two things, tavis, one is can he get the economy going and the second is, can he say at the end of his four year term that he has significantly repaired those areas that president bush left in disarray. tavis: he's only one year into this. it is fair, i think, to remind us of that. the book out in paper back now from david sanger. it is called the inheritance, "the world obama confronts. good to have you on the program. >> thanks, davis. >> up next, peter fonda. stay with us. >> please welcome peter fonda to the program. the iconic screenwriter and prufere. he has been celebrating the 40th anniversary of his classic easy rider. the film is considered to be one of the top 100 of all time according to the american film institute, a.f.i. and late last fall, a spe
have done. put the united states on trial. and get a lawyer in there to do it. and that will be a disaster for barack obama. >> you already have that. but pat, you already have that with ksm and the military tribunal. the end of the bush administration they put him in a military tribunal and he spewed all of his ret a rick. media was there and reported on it. you still have the circus-like atmosphere whether it's in a military tribunal or federal court of law. where were they in terms of the hundreds of terrorists who were prosecuted in the federal court system, like richard reid? >> let's hear what senator-elect scott brown had to say. >> i believe, and i know all of you believe, that our constitution and laws exist to protect this nation. they do not grant rights and privileges to enemies in wartime. [ applause ] and dealing with terrorists? our tax dollars -- our tax dollars should pay for weapons to stop them and not lawyers to defend them. >> joy, your response to senator-elect scott brown? >> i want to see ksm brought to justice. if we follow the senator'
speaker, the president of the united states. [ cheers and applause ] >> the president and behind him trailing the leadership. majority leader reid in the senate. andrea, the pressure of things like health care -- of course, health care is controversial because the white house said, here you go, you can start this process, work it out. the burden comes back down to the capitol. >> it does and speaker pelosi today floated one avenue, a big stretch, but taking individual components, passing them in the senate first and then in the house by 51 votes. those that are fiscal measures can be done with the budget process they call reconciliation. they can't do any of the nontax orifice call measur-- or the fi measures that way. the white house wants to de-emphasize this year. it will be about jobs, jobs, jobs. jobs in the economy. there you see the first lady. all of the members who have positioned -- there's elliot engel from new york. >> state of new york. >> he told savannah guthrie and chuck todd this morning on msnbc at 8:00 this morning he put down the tape and marked that spot. sheila
. >> madam speaker, the president of the united states. (cheers and applause) >> couric: and with that, the president enters the chamber and it happens every time, bob. >> schieffer: one of the great boosts to the ego of all time. there's nothing like this walk. he gets a standing ovation, he'll get back up there, they'll give him another standing ovation, then he'll be introduced and he gets yet another standing ovation. and, of course, these members of congress, internss... send people..., interns, to sit close to the aisle all day so they get to be there and get on television when the president comes marching by. quite an evening. >> couric: it's a very friendly environment here, which is quite different than the toxic environment on capitol hill. when the speech begins, that's what gets interesting in terms of who claps and who sits on their hands. >> one of the more amusing things is to watch what divides this chamber when the president bashes wall street. the democrats will stand up. if he eludes to the fact he wants to cut taxes, you will sometimes get derisive cheers from the r
. >> the president of the united states! [ applause ] >> reporter: president obamaed the state of the union is clear. >> despite our hardship, the union is strong. >> reporter: the union between democrats and republicans is anything but. >> we're tired of the trip and the shouting and pettines >> reporter: from healthcare to guantanamo bay and the economy, large chunks of the president's speech were dedicated to trying to end the political warfare that tripped up big parts of the white house agenda agenda. we can't wage a perpetual campaign where the only goal is to see who can get the most embarrassing headlines about the other side. and the game changer came last week when democrats lost the 60- vote majority in the senate. the president's renewed call for been comes as he enters's new year and will require input. >> democrats and republicans to work through our differenc. >> reporter: can they come together? house democratic majority leaders steny hoyer said he's tried to bring republicans to the table. >> did not get a positive response as if to say, as many republicans have said publicly, that
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